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Figuring Out Auto Finance Terms and What They Mean for You

When you are shopping for a new vehicle, you have to know what the various finance terms that come your way actually mean. Byers Kia of Lewis Center can help you learn about those terms.

Depreciation is a word that is used when talking about the way that the value of a car will diminish over time. APR stands for Annual Percentage Rate, and this is used to refer to the amount of interest that you are going to be paying each year. A cosigner is someone who joins in the responsibility of paying for the vehicle that you are…
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Time to Get Your Wheels Aligned?

If you are like a good number of motorists, you may not get your wheels aligned regularly. The reality is that you obtain some important benefits by obtaining appropriate alignment of your wheels. With that in mind, you may wonder whether the time has arrived to get your wheels aligned.

The easiest "test" to perform to ascertain whether an alignment is necessary is to briefly remove your hands from the steering wheel. If your car starts to pull to one side or another, the time likely has arrived for a wheel alignment.

 

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Important roadside emergency tips to always remember!

We all want to keep the streets of Lewis Center safe, and the best way to do this is to handle roadside emergencies logically, calmly, and procedurally. Below are a few tips to help do just that:

  • If you are in an accident, do not move your vehicle. Even if rude people on the road are insistent about you blocking their way, everyone involved in the accident must leave their vehicles where they are until the police have had a chance to assess the situation. It’s in everyone’s benefit to follow this guideline!
  • In the event that you…
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Get Your Vehicle Prepared for Back-To-School Driving!

Getting the kids back-to-school is a transition that takes some time. While you make your to-do list, be sure to include car maintenance so you can feel safe and secure with your vehicle during those busy days.

Address any alert lights on your dash right away to keep your car running well. You can also check your owner's manual that comes with your car to make sure you are up-to-date on suggested car maintenance based on mileage. Basic maintenance, such as an oil change, should also be considered before busier schedules are transitioned into.

An emergency kit is a…

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Know How to Add Touch Up Paint to Your Vehicle

You just noticed that your vehicle has a small scratch on its exterior and now you need to figure out a way to cover that up. We want you to know all that you need to know to care for your vehicle and keep it at its best.

If you have noticed a scratch on your vehicle, Byers Kia of Lewis Center recommends that you use the factory color code to find paint that will match that vehicle and help you cover the scratch. You then need to clean the scratch and the area around it and sand that area…
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Helpful Tips to Increase Visibility from Sun Glare While Driving

The team here at our dealership wanted to pass on a few tips to reduce glare so you are safe while behind the wheel on the road.

One way to reduce glare from the sun in your vehicle is simply keeping your windshield clean. A thin layer of dirt or film can really reduce your visibility, now it is compounded when the glare of the sun reduces your sight even further. Clean both the inside and outside of the windshield, making sure to remove anything in your sight line.

If you want to be able to see clearly while driving…
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Backup Camera

There are a lot of details that go into shopping for a new vehicle. This is especially true nowadays when there is so much different technology and features to think about. Some people like to keep their vehicles simple, and easy to use, but there are some really great features that you might want to consider. They are designed to not only make your vehicle more comfortable and convenient, but they also help when it comes to safety. One of these features is the backup camera. Installed in the majority of vehicles these days, your backup camera will provide you…
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When to Rely on a Car Cover

When you first bought your vehicle, you promised yourself that you were going to give it the best care possible. Byers Kia of Lewis Center is here to help you understand just how a car cover can help you care for your vehicle.

A car cover can provide your vehicle with the protection that it needs if you are going to be leaving the vehicle outside and you are concerned about all that the birds in your area might do to it. A car cover can also help to protect the color of your vehicle and keep it from fading…
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An Effective Test Drive

Whenever you are in the market for a new vehicle, you should always take a test drive of the vehicle or vehicles that you are interested in. You can't tell that much by just looking at the car. When taking a test drive, you should make sure to do a few things.

You should try to bring someone with you to the test drive. This person can help spot problems with a car that you might miss. Always drive at a number of different speeds. Test drive a vehicle in both highway and city driving. Make sure that you…

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A Quick Guide to Hiring the Right Mechanic

Finding a reliable mechanic can be difficult. If you aren't a car expert, it's hard to gauge when a mechanic is trying to upsell you, or when they don't know enough about your particular vehicle. Thankfully, there are a few simple ways to find a trustworthy mechanic.

First, do your research. Before you bring your car into the shop, get a feel for how your car works. Instead of poring over highly technical manuals, search online for basic tutorials on the inner workings of cars. If you know what's wrong with your vehicle, search for troubleshooting…

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